More on Emanuel’s Antics

As another little bit of irritation, Emanuel (D-05) has said he "is not convinced" that Christine Cegelis can beat "probable GOP nominee" Illinois state senator Peter Roskum in Illinois’ Sixth District, so he’s been talking to Army Maj. Tammy Duckworth about entering the race. Now, Cegelis was a Dean Dozen candidate in 2004, and has lots of grassroots support in a heavily Republican district In her 2004 run, she received 44.2% of the vote against the incumbent, the vile Henry Hyde, more than any challenger since his first run for Congress in 1974. What is the point of trying to undermine a good, progressive candidate who has existing support and had a good showing against a long-term incumbent? Stop poaching; give her the support she needs.

Damn Liberals is also covering this, and has contact info for Emanuel if you’re interested, ahem.

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